LEAD EDITOR| Marina Basu

Marina Basu is a doctoral student in Learning, Literacies, and Technologies program at Arizona State University. With a background in teaching and teacher education in non-traditional settings, Marina has rich experiences in creative and integrated curriculum and pedagogy.  Her research interests span elementary education, teacher education, feminist philosophies, and critical qualitative inquiry, including arts-based approaches.    

CONSULTING EDITOR | Neelakshi Rajeev Tewari

Neelakshi Tewari is currently a PhD student in Education Policy and Evaluation, and Research and Teaching Associate at Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, ASU. Her research interests include internationalization and privatization of higher education, purpose of higher education, higher education policy-analysis and student development. She is interested in unpacking connections between macro-level internationalization and micro-level student experience/capabilities in India's expanding higher education sector. She has over five years of experience in the Indian higher education sector. Most recently, she served as a consultant for the World Bank on higher education projects in India.


Educational Policy and Evaluation | Ivonne Lujano Vilchis

Ivonne Lujano Vilchis is a PhD student in Education Policy and Evaluation, and a Research Assistant at Arizona State University. She has worked in scholarly communication and open access publishing initiatives since 2011. Her involvement as an ambassador of the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) in Latin America has allowed her to collaborate with several universities and government agencies on the adoption of best practice for scholarly publications, and open science policies. She has taught in public and private universities in Mexico. Ivonne also has a background in dance; she is currently an amateur tango dancer. Her research interests focus on higher education systems, research evaluation, science policy, scholarly communication, and open access.

Leadership and Innovation | Renee Bhatti-Klug

Renee Bhatti-Klug's mission as Senior University International Educator is to work closely with Arizona State University’s faculty and staff to help facilitate cross-cultural understanding and produce more successful international student graduates, notably through the Global Advocacy Certificate Program. She provides strategic training and consultation, focused on students’ cultural backgrounds and academic needs. Prior to this appointment, for seventeen years Renee taught English and ESL throughout the U.S. and overseas; she also served as Editor-in-Chief for a literary magazine in Southampton, New York. Her doctoral research focuses on building cultural intelligence in university faculty to equip them with strategies for exhibiting culturally responsive teaching methods.

Learning, Literacies and Technologies | Anani Vasquez

Anani M. Vasquez is a veteran elementary school teacher with certifications in elementary and special education and endorsements in bilingual and gifted education. Anani has experience in pre-service and in-service teacher development and has been an instructor for university teacher education courses. She has dedicated her career to better understanding the needs of underserved populations, promoting Universal Design for Learning and differentiated instruction practices in the general/inclusion classroom and implementing problem-based and conceptually-based mathematics instruction. Anani’s goal is to promote inclusion practices by: 1) Recognizing school structures and practices that create and maintain cultures of conformity and segregation, 2) Collaboratively, with educators, students and parents, rethinking classroom practices, including online and hybrid classroom practices, towards more equitable, inclusive learning environments, 3) Rethinking educational research practices towards more equitable, inclusive teaching/learning environments, and 4) Exploring neurodiversity and creativity as potential concepts for this rethinking. In alignment with this goal, she defines her areas of specialization as neurodiversity and creativity in education and research methods.